5 Things You Need To Know Today in Framingham: Friday, August 19

1 Today is World Photo Day, marking the invention of photography.

Readers may submit photos to be published as a “photo of the day” on Framingham Source by texting 508-315-7176 or emailing editor@framinghamsource.com Photographers reserve all rights. Photos will only be published once and not all photos submitted will be published.


2. If you’ve ever seen people spinning lights in beautiful patterns, you’ve seen a form of poi!

Tonight, the Framingham Public Library is holding a poi workshop in the Costin room from 6 to 8 p.m. for middle school and high school students. In this free workshop, teens will learn the basics of poi—how to spin objects in rhythmical patterns.


3. Big Bad Wold will perform at Amazing Things Arts Center tonight at 8. Tickets will be sold at the door. Ashland native Jessie Hanson will open for the band.

“Formed on the rooftop of a Boston apartment in 2012, Big Bad Wolf began as a three-piece with Dave Walker on Cello, Salvatore Lombardo on Guitar, and Max Larson on drums. During their time as a trio, the original members developed the songs written by Lombardo into what would become the basis for their first EP. Through a random encounter at a concert, Eric Doody volunteered as Bassist. After Tyler Ebeling joined as the band’s drummer Larson took on the role of lead guitar and Big Bad Wolf as it exists today was complete,” wrote Amazing Things about the band.

Tickets are $12 and $10 for members. Beer & wine will be sold during the performance.


4.  The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) yesterday, August 18, announced the delivery of a newly designed guidebook to optimize the 40 hours of supervised driving that teens are required to complete under parental supervision prior to receiving their license.

Last year the Massachusetts RMV issued more than 63,500 Learner’s Permits and performed 47,919 Road Tests.

The Parent’s Supervised Driving Program is published by Safe Roads Alliance, and is of no cost to families or taxpayers. The guide will be sent via U.S. mail to the parents/guardians of all Learner’s Permit recipients within two to three weeks after a teen receives his/her permit.


5. PLAN AHEAD: Tomorrow, the Friends of the Framingham Public Library will hold a special book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the main Framingham Library. Members may shop early at 9:30 a.m. And, the bag room is back.

Anyone who joins or renews Friends membership prior to September 30, 2016 will be automatically entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card. The drawing will be held on October 15, prior to the Friends of the Framingham Public Library’s sale.


Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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